Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Several states have completed their MSS chess championship including Selangor where two of GiLoCatur's children had taken part. Both Anis and Fahim were victorious in the team events in their respective categories. Anis, GiLoCatur's only daughter, became champion in the P15 (Under 15 Girls) category representing Kuala Selangor district. Along with the Azman Hisham sisters - Nur Nabila and Nur Najiha and Siti Aishah Alimuddin, the Kuala Selangor P15 team recorded an outstanding 19 out of the total 20 game points. Anis and her team mates won all their five rounds.

Meanwhile, her younger brother, Fahim, along with his two school mates - Afiq Mohd Jamil and Faqih Aminuddin, and Zulfikri Sulkifly teamed up for Petaling Perdana district to emerge as the champion in the L12 (Under 12 Boys) category. They managed to edge their rival team, Klang, which was also the favourite team.

Wilayah Persekutuan or simply WP is having its MSS chess championship this week. Even though WP also has two events - team and individual like Selangor, but the format is different. It is district for Selangor while it is zone for WP. Selangor has 10 districts while WP has 5 zones. The teams competing in the MSS Selangor are selected not necessarily from same schools in a particular district. But the teams contesting in the MSS WP represent a particular school who tops their respective zones.      

It is the first time GiLoCatur attended the MSSWP chess championship because Fikri, GiLoCatur's eldest son, is schooling in Kuala Lumpur. Fiki and his chess school team of SM Sains Alam Shah managed to be among the Top 6 (winners) in the Pudu Zone. It is a breakthrough for his school for making to the MSSWP chess championship for the first time in its history.

Along with two 5 Formers and another 4 Former in his school chess team, Fikri emerged the first runner up.  SM Sains Alam Shah chess team had won four rounds and drew one. It scored 9 Match Points. In the first round, Fikri's team drew with their Zone champion, SMK Seri Bintang Utara (SBU) which is one of the favourite teams in the championship especially to GiLoCatur.

In Round 2, Fikri and his team mates fought hard to win against Sekolah Seri Cempaka of Bangsar Zone. In the third round, SM Sains Alam Shah managed to win over the Keramat Zone champion, SMK St John. The opponent team that Fikri and his ASiS team mates had to face in the fourth round is SMK Kepong Baru of Sentul Zone. Alhamdulillah, they won. 

GiLoCatur gave a motivational pep talk before Fikri and his team mates entered the tournament hall for the final round. GiLoCatur's heartbeat was pumping faster when ASiS third board player came out so early telling that he drew. Actually, SM Sains Alam Shah was playing against SMK Seri Bintang Selatan (SBS) from the same zone in the final round. GiLoCatur was a bit worried and felt that the result might end up with 1.5 - 2.5 score favouring the opposing team. Then when the first two boards finished, the score was equal, 1.5  point each. So, it was up to the last board result. At last, Fikri and his team mates were smiling in joy when their team mate on the fourth board provided the very important and  critical one point. It was their fourth wins. 

Zuhaili (1st Board) sit on Fikri's right

Fikri (2nd Board), Wan Imran (3rd Board) & Norhadi (4th Board)  wearing jacket

Fikri (most right) with his ASiS team mates

Top 10 Final Ranking for the Boys category
click here for full Final Ranking

Bravo and kudos to the SM Sains Alam Shah 2012 chess team including its hard working manager that emerged as the first runner up in the MSSWP chess championship held at SMK Aminuddin Baki or popularly known as SAB. It is a very happy and proud moment for GiLoCatur as the father of Fikri who has led his team to his school glory. A history has been made on this day for SM Sains Alam Shah, Cheras Kuala Lumpur. KEEP IT ON!

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